Maple tree dying from top down

Asked August 22, 2017, 11:10 AM EDT

The tree is in the tree lawn between the sidewalk and street and near out driveway. Estimated to be 25-30 years and has done well, but is clearly losing leaves from the top down. Internet research suggests root problems but a similar but smaller maple across the driveway had to be taken down- it went from living to dead in just a month or so- perhaps a disease?

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1 Response

The decline could be due to the limited growing space and or girdling roots. Or it could be maple decline.
In order to give a more accurate diagnosis, I'll need to look at the tree.
Feel free to call the office 859-572-2600 or mobile 859-992-1768 to provide me with your name and address or you can email the info. to me (email: djscully@uky.edu)